Keelboat & Dinghy Weekend
Notice of Race

National Bank Easter Seals WAVES Regatta
June 22 - 24, 2012
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

SAFETY PLAN

NOTICE OF RACE

1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 The prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association will apply. The full text of these
prescriptions will be provided at registration.

1.3 Rules 44.1 and P are changed as described in paragraph 10.

1.4 For dinghy classes, rule 40 and the preamble to Part IV are amended so that competitors shall wear personal flotation devices at all times while on the water. Wet suits or dry suits do not qualify as personal flotation devices.

2 ADVERTISING
Boats may be required to display easily removable National Bank bow stickers, to be provided at check-in.

3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the following classes: ORC Club, Club 420, PHRF BC, 29er, PHRF NW, Laser, Cal 20, Laser Radial, Dragon, Laser 4.7, Martin 242, Optimist, Melges 24, Optimist Green, Star, Tasar.

3.2 Competitors in the Optimist class shall have been born in 1997 or later.

3.3 Competitors in the Optimist class are assigned to fleets as follows:
Red - Born in 1999 or before
Blue - Born in 2000 or 2001
White - Born in 2002 or later
Green - Novice: never competed in a NWYRC event

3.4 Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form at the event website: www.EasterSealsWavesRegatta.ca before 2000 hours, Thursday, June 21, 2012.

3.5 Late entries will be accepted at the regatta office on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.

4 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
PHRF & ORC - $80
One-design keelboats - $80
Single-handed dinghies - $65
Double-handed dinghies - $95

4.2 Late registration fees are as follows:
PHRF & ORC - $90
One design keelboats - $90
Single-handed dinghies - $75
Double-handed dinghies - $110

4.3 No entry fees are required for boats sailing in the Easter Seals Race that have obtained a sponsor in accordance with the conditions shown on the event website.

4.4 Fees include two days of racing, one ticket to the Party in the Park barbecue and one drink ticket (keelboats) and one or two tickets to the Party in the Park barbecue (single and double-handed dinghies). Fees do not include lunches. US dollars are accepted at par.

5 SCHEDULE
5.1 Registration & Check-in:
Friday, June 22 - 1700 to 1900 hours
Saturday, June 23 - 0800 to 0930 hours

5.2 Inspection: Laser, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Optimist Dinghy
**UPDATED**Friday, June 22 - 1730 to 1930 hours at the BMW Store at Burrard and 5th in Vancouver
Saturday, June 23 - 0830 to 1030 hours

5.3 Coaches briefing - Dinghy classes
1000 hours Saturday, June 23

5.4 Dates of racing Saturday, June 23 - All classes, Saturday, June 23 - Easter Seals Race
Sunday, June 24 - All classes. No warning signal will be displayed after 1500 hours on Sunday, June 24.

5.5 Boats in PHRF, Dragon, Martin 242 and Star classes will sail in the Easter Seals Race at 1330 hours on Saturday, June 23. Results in that event will be included in each boat’s series score.

5.6 All competitors are invited to the Easter Seals Party in the Park barbecue and Silent Auction on Saturday at 1600 hours.  Tickets are $15 each. Sponsored boats are descibed in instruction 4.3 will receive two or more complimentary tickets.

5.7 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is
Saturday, June 23
PHRF & ORC - 1000 hours
One-design keelboats - 1030 hours
Dinghies - 1100 hours
Sunday, June 24  -1100 hours
Easter Seals Race Saturday June 23 1330 hours

5.8 Limitation on competitors in the Optimist class
No warning signal for competitors in the Optimist
White fleet will be displayed after 1430 hours or if the first race of the day has been postponed, after three and one-half hours from the time of the first start.

5.9 The coaches will provide a program for the Optimist Green fleet. Competitors should assemble at the east dock at the appointed starting times.

6 INSPECTION
Boats in the Laser, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and Optimist Dinghy classes shall have their sails inspected by a regatta official before going to checkin.

7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available on Friday, June 22 at 1200 hours on the event website or at 1700 hours at the regatta office.

8 VENUE & MOORAGE
Attachment A shows the location of the regatta harbour and the racing area.

9 THE COURSES

9.1 The courses to be sailed will be windward leeward courses.

9.2 Target times will be as follows:
PHRF/ORC - 60 minutes
One-design keelboats - 45 minutes
One-design dinghies - 40 minutes
29er - 25 minutes
Optimist - 30 minutes

10 PENALTY SYSTEM

10.1 For the 29er class rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.

10.2 As provided in rule 67, the protest committee may, without a hearing, protest a boat that has broken rule 42.

10.3 Rule P2.3 will not apply, and rule P2.2 is changed so that it will apply to any penalty after the first one.

11 SCORING

11.1 One race is required to be completed to constitute a series.

11.2 (a) When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
(b) When from five to nine races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
(c) When ten or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
race scores excluding her two worst scores.

12 SUPPORT BOATS
Support boats shall be marked with flags provided by the organizing authority and shall carry VHF radios.

13 BERTHING
13.1 Boats shall be kept in their assigned places in the harbour or on the beach.

13.2 Moorage can be arranged for visiting boats. Please call the harbourmaster at 604-224-1344 before Sunday, June 17.

14 RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

15 HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Except for the Star class, keelboats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and
according to the terms of prior written permission of the race committee.

16 DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

17 MEDIA RIGHTS.

By participating in the event competitors automatically grant to the organizing authority and
its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any still or motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of the athlete during the period of the competition without compensation.

18 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

19 INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1million per event or the equivalent.

20 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please visit www.EasterSealsWavesRegatta.ca or contact
James McDonald, Sailing Director
Royal Vancouver YC
3811 Point Grey Road
Vancouver BC V6R 1C3.
Telephone: 604 224-1344.
Email: sail_dir@royalvan.com.

Click link below to view Attachment A: Map of Racing Area




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